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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Limited: Someone once defined minor surgery as surgery that someone else has. Surgery, even limited surgery, is extremely important and, of course, is of conc ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Difference is -: Major surgery is when I am having a surgical procedure performed. Minor surgery is when you are having the procedure performed. Any surgical pro ... Read More
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: The difference is the level of stress experienced by patient's body in relation to the compromising cardio-vascular function. Surgeries on extremities ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
38 years experience Family Medicine
Minor surgery: Usually means small procedures done under local anesthetic in an office or outpatient surgical center. Could be to cut out a growth to get a biopsy. S ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Follow instructions: You must have relieved preop instructions. Please follow them to the letter. These instructions come from years or experience. They are designed to pr ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Major vs Minor...: I once asked a surgeon this very question and his answer was a major surgery is any surgery happening to you and a minor one is any surgery happening ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Ask doctor: who performed the surgery. If this is not possible, generally, yes.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your MD: You need to ask your MD this question as his/her instructions will decrease the risk of infection as they know how big and deep this wound is.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably normal: If the incision site is located at an area which is subjected to a lot of movements, then the wound healing may take longer. If there is pus or incr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Trust and listen. : Many surgeries can be done safely on an outpatient basis. Listen to your surgeon. If he or she thinks your surgery can be done and you go home then it ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more informatio: Did you have general anesthesia and what kind of surgery did you have?

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